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Centennial Hall

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October 2019

Masterworks I: Statement

October 6 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Our exploration of the human experience begins with the infectious energy of Alberto Ginastera's "Malambo" from the ballet Estancia.  QCSO principal cellist Hannah Holman performs Jennifer Higdon's thoughtful and plaintive Soliloquy and Korngold's stormy and dramatic Cello Concerto. Experience the World…

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November 2019

Masterworks II: Conflict

November 3 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Veteran's Day, we examine the emotional influence of war and conflict on the human experience, beginning with Barber's gripping and emotional Adagio for Strings.  Feel the power of human compassion when Paul Max…

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February 2020

Masterworks IV: Love

February 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Experience the highs and lows of love through works inspired by famous couples.  We being with Glinka's exuberant and galloping Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture, contrasted by Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, a shadowy drama of doomed love.  Husband and wife…

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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series III: Jupiter Quartet

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm CST
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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The Jupiter String Quartet is a tight-knit ensemble, firmly established as an important voice in the world of chamber music. In addition to their performing career, they are Artists-in-Residence at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where they maintain private…

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March 2020

Masterworks V: Requiem

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Written in memory of Italian poet and novelist Alessandro Manzoni, Veridi's Messa da Requiem is a deeply religious work and a powerful emotional force. Featuring a full chorus lead by Augustana Professor Jon Hurty, and four exceptional soloists, experience the…

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WVIK/QCSO Signature Series IV: Devil’s Dance

March 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Join concertmaster Naha Greenholtz, and pianist Marian Lee on stage at Centennial Hall for an mystical evening of chamber music. Be lead on a "mad race through a land of echoing shadows" in Jennifer Higdon's Echo Dash, and get chills…

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April 2020

Masterworks VI: Triumph

April 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm CDT
Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201 United States
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Our triumphant conclusion to the Masterworks Season begins with Holst's homage to Walt Whitman. Roberto Díaz returns to the Quad Cities to perform Jennifer Hidgon's Grammy Award-winning Viola Concerto. This unrelenting and technically demanding showpiece was written specifically for Díaz.…

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